MMSE receivers for multirate DS-CDMA systems

Ashutosh Sabharwal, Urbashi Mitra, Randolph Moses

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Minimum-mean squared error (MMSE) receivers are designed and analyzed for multiple data rate direct-sequence code-division multiple-access (DS-CDMA) systems. The inherent cyclostationarity of the DS-CDMA signal is exploited to construct receivers for asynchronous multipath channels. Multiple- and single-bandwidth access are treated for both single and multicarrier scenarios. In general, the optimal receiver is periodically time-varying. When the period of the optimal receiver is large, suboptimal receivers are proposed to achieve a lower complexity implementation; the receivers are designed as a function of the cyclic statistics of the signals. In multiple chipping rate systems, complexity of receivers for smaller bandwidth users can also be controlled by changing their front-end filter bandwidth. The effect of front-end filter bandwidth on receiver performance and system capacity is quantified for a variable chipping rate system. Analysis and simulation show that significant performance gains are realized by the periodically time-varying MMSE receivers over their time-invariant counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2184-2197
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2001


  • Asynchronous DS-CDMA
  • Cyclostationarity
  • MMSE receivers
  • Multicarrier systems
  • Multimedia systems
  • Multipath channels
  • Multiple data rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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